Cargill Recalls Animal Feed for High Aflatoxin Levels

May 7, 2019

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Cargill Recalls Animal Feed for High Aflatoxin Levels

American agribusiness Cargill issued a voluntary recall for certain types of Southern States brand animal feed after the products were found to have aflatoxin levels that are above the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) action levels, the company said in a statement Monday.

The company learned of the issue when the North Carolina Department of Agriculture sent a notification to the Cargill feed production facility in Cleveland, NC that one lot of a Southern States feed product tested positive for elevated levels of aflatoxin. The impacted goods were sold in the eastern U.S. and removed from retailers this February, March, and April.

Aflatoxin can cause a wide range of health issues for animals, including liver damage, reduced weight gain, and lower consumption of feed. “No adverse health effects to animals have been reported to date. Nonetheless, Cargill is taking this voluntary step out of an abundance of caution,” the company said.

The products recalled for elevated levels of aflatoxin include: 

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Those in possession of the impacted products are urged to return them to their local retailer or dealer for a full refund or replacement.

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